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highlighting excellence. mayor of irving texas said her city can be the model for others but teach the federal government a thing or two. mayor beth van duyne. thanks for being here. we're excited about this. first of all,tulations. let me not neglect that. >> i appreciate that. melissa: give me top three best things you did to win this award? one of them is you decreased your workforce by 10%. how did you do that? >> yes. well, when people would quit or people would retire, instead of immediately filling their positions what we did we realigned our staff. what we found we could decrease our workforce by 10% and yet our customer service increased. we're actually able to do more with less. melissa: i love that word you just used, customer service. you say that your taxpayers are your customers. i don't think i've ever heard a politician say that. where did you get that from? why do you believe in that? >> you know, i look at it, government is, it is competitive. we have to be competitive. cities are competitive with one another. states are competitive. regions are competitive. if you stop looki
councilmember, her comments are sparking controversy. she claims the president owes the city another bailout because they voted them into office. >> he went to washington dc and he came back home with some bacon. that is what you do. that is what you do. are people overwhelmingly supported him in the election. not just that, but why not? gerri: quid pro quo, bring home the bacon. very controversial. we are going to have one out in just a moment. but first, it could be a day of reckoning lawmakers in michigan considering changing the status to a right to work state, giving workers the freedom to opt out of paying union dues. we have the labor policy director for the mackinac center for labor policy. tell me what it is you're trying to do with this legislation. >> there are rumors that michigan can become the 24th rights work state in the nation. he gives workers the ability to choose whether or not to pay a union and without rights or protections, they can actually get the worker fired in a union if they choose not to gerri: i understand there are some five groups of unions to protest what yo
says president obama owes the city a federal bailout. her reasoning is rather direct. detroit overwhelmingly supported the president's re-election so she says the president should, obviously, return the favor. here is councilwoman watson saying just exactly that in a city council meeting yesterday. >> after the election of jimmy carter, alexander young, he went to washington, d.c.. he came back home with bacon. >> that's right. i remember that. >> that's what you do. that's what you do. this is a -- our people in an overwhelming way supported the re-election of the president, and there ought to be a quid pro quo. lou: detroit facing a budget deficit of more than $200 million and could be out of money by the end of the year. a california teachers union taking class warfare to two extremes. the california federation of @%achers producing and releasing an eight-minute long video on the website this week advocates higher taxes on the rich and to drive home their point, they show a wealthy 1% urinating on the 99 #%. these are teachers, mind you. >> when ordinary people wondered why
not solve the problem, but creates new ones. in my city last week, there were protests in front of mcdonalds. unions want fast workers paid more. the new "new york times" put thn the front page saying mcdonalds pays her $8, but she deserves $15 #. civil ights groups, union demands a higher living wage, and they may get it. [chanting] >> the big bad union like the big bad wolf like the government use force. if they want a $15 minimum, that's what employers must pay. that sounds good to people. everyone will get a raise. the problem comes from what is not seen. i can interview the guy who got a raise. i can't interview the guy who didn't open a mcdonalds because work rules were too onerous or those never offered a job because high union paid skills protected him out of a job. we don't know who those people are. they are the unscene
this month. we will have the city council on the show tonight. in the back of my head, when i heard her say that, what a shocking statement this was, they already gave you a bailout. you had a bailout once. we filled out the auto companies, which is the detroit area. tracy: we voted for you because we want a bailout. somehow the vote equated to more money, more mmney, more money. gerri: i agree with you. speak that you will talk about this tonight at 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. gerri: yes. we have governor mary fallon on, as well. ashley: gerri, thank you. president morsy supporters. very aware of what is going on in egypt. corey, thank you for joining us. you have president morsi, the muslim brotherhood, and then on the other side you have the liberal parties, youth groups and large sectors of the public not happy with what is going on. who, ultimately when? >> i do not think it is yet clear. i think they are really worried about president morici sweeping it. that is more what the protests are about right now. ashley: what is the biggest danger, that this just dissolves into full-blown civil u
, but creates new ones. in my city last week, there were protests in front of mcdonalds. unions want fast workers paid more. the new "new york times" put thn the front page saying mcdonalds pays her $8, but she deserves $15 #. civil ights groups, union demands a higher living wage, and they may get it. [chanting] >> the big bad union like the big bad wolf like the government use force. if they want a $15 minimum, that's what employers must pay. that sounds good to people. everyone will get a raise. the problem comes from what is not seen. i can interview the guy who got a raise. i can't interview the guy who didn't open a mcdonalds because work rules were too onerous or those never offered a job because high union paid skills protected him out of a job. we don't know who those people are. they are the unscene victims of the government's protections. it's frustrating to explain the unseen. sometimes i fear no one understands so it's a
in the country is the mayor f new york city. that may o may not be true. hillary clinton wod consider this. sp down. >> is too mall a stage for her she's been on the global stage. >> only one person will convince hillary clinton to go back into the public world. that is her husband, bill clinton. and i amnhe side that says i don't ev think she wants to do ch cells after secretary of state she has bee around for awhile, taken a lot of heat. i thiik that she probably might want to just enj herlife. >> for four years and th run. >> i tok the 42nd street exi ramp and there was a huge pot hole. th first namehat came to ind was not mde cinton should fix this. of the shoe want to deal with all the municipal issues. messa: moving on to somethi thati would love to happen. in eighthgrade girls petitiing has brought to market easy bak ovens f boys. hepetition has more han 24,0 signatures. she says her four year-old brother likes to cook. all the kids do. a packaging and promotions make it seem like cooking is only for girls. she wants her bther to know that is not wrong for him to want to be a chef. the
this month. that concussion prevented her from testifying at the scheduled benghazi hearings, secretary cliiton is expect today remain in the hospital, it's in new york city, she's going to stay there for probably the next 48 hours and check out the clot. time is money, 30 seconds, here is what else we've got for you today. rich people voted for president obama, yes, they did and now their taxes are going up. are they happy now? our voice from the rich has the answer coming up. speaking of the president, where is the leadership? kirsten powers is democrat who i think is drifting away from the obama camp. she will be joining us a little later. and a new year brings new hope for the formerly golden state of california, the chairman of the state's republican party, yes, there is such a thing, as a republican party in california, i think. join us. remember, we want to hear from you please, send your e-mails right now varney@foxbusiness.com, we'll read some of them on the air as we go through this new year's eve. 7 early movers, where are we to start with. amazon, that stock is up 41% this y
to say that the anti-obesity advocates like meme roth have helped. i don't always agree with her, but she's the national founder of action against obesity and with us. before i let you do a victory lap. let's define our terms here. obesity in children in new york city schools between 2007-2011 have dropped. how do we define obesity. >> for children roughly in the 95th percentile or above compared to the other children. stuart: that definition has not shifted. you're not cooking the numbers. >> not during that time frame at all. >> so if you're in the top five percentile of weight versus height, you are obese and the number in that percentile is falling in new york city, los angeles, have i got a right. >> that's right. stuart: what is your explanation? why is this happening? >> i don't think it's time for a mission accomplished banner, but, i think after seeing decades of rates that triple, that seeing a flattening and even a flight decline is so encouraging, stuart, and i think it's-- >> and why is it happening? >> it's validation that when parents become informed, that they'll make dif
at things such as employment, production and home values, none of those cities hit the top spot which went to new orleans. senator dianne feinstein's daughter kathryn at superior court in san francisco, retiring, speculation is rampant she may try to replace her mother in washington. the 55-year-old downplayed the notion in a recent interview that she did say she is open to running for public office. the late senator daniel inouye lying in state on capitol hill. a brief ceremony was held this morning attended by harry reid and others. the rotunda with open to the public at noon but people started to violin, he will lay in state through tomorrow morning. he died monday at the age of 88. that is your west coast minute. dennis: the city of las vegas is on the mend with places like my next guest's casino seeing double-digit booking growth. joining me for this week's on the road is the ceo of the cosmopolitan of las vegas. i got to start with one of the weirdest things about your hotel and that is your tv commercial. they are really different. you have that one where guys are talking and utteri
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